Mary E. Lynch


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CRISM-Quebec-Maritimes: Research on interventions in drug misuse

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,374,845 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is indeed associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

Strategy for understanding how expectations interfere with chronic pain management: a multi-modal neuroimaging study.

2020/21 • $171,774 • PI,CO
Chronic pain is a societal problem that affects more than a quarter of Canadians. The suffering caused by debilitating pain is detrimental to proper functioning in day to day life. It is unclear why people with this condition suffer pain when there are no detectable signs of tissue injury. Pain...

The efficacy and safety of medical cannabis for chronic non cancer pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

2016/17 • $100,000 • PI,CO
BackgroundChronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is a common and debilitating problem that affects one third of Canadians and is associated with enormous socioeconomic loss. There is an urgent need for new treatment options, as existing options provide limited relief and/or are associated with important...

Improving Chronic Pain Care for all Canadians: A Patient Engagement Project to Identify Research Priorities

2014/15 • $15,000 • PI,CO,Other
In addition to profound personal suffering, the cost of chronic pain across the lifespan is greater than that from cancer and heart disease combined. Canada is recognized as a world leader in pain research productivity and training, and per capita produces twice as many publications relevant to...

Prevention of Opioid Analgesic Misuse in Canada: pragmatic and innovative strategies?

2013/14 • $50,000 • PI,Other
Pain that persists for months is categorized as chronic. Chronic pain is reported by 20% of the Canadian population and has major societal and economical impacts. Misuse of strong pain medication (opioid narcotics such as morphine, oxycodone) is sometimes necessary. Risk of opioid misuse (taking...

We Are Family - The importance of parents, peers and partners in pain relief

2013/14 • $3,000 • PI,CO
As of 2011 15% of Nova Scotians aged 12 and over report they usually have pain or discomfort that is moderate to severe and/or prevents usual daily activities. Chronic pain affects every aspect of a person's life including their ability to work, their emotional, mental and physical health as...

A Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Efficacy of Methadone in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain

2010/11-2012/13 • $251,316 • PI,CO
INTRODUCTION: There is an important need for inexpensive drugs that treat neuropathic pain. Early research suggests that methadone may be a good, inexpensive drug to treat neuropathic pain. Methadone is available in a low cost powder that is easily prepared for different routes of...

Stakeholder Meeting, Canadian Pain Summit

2011/12 • $17,500 • PI,CO
Pain is under treated in Canada. Twenty years of research has established chronic pain as a disease in its own right associated with the worst quality of life as compared to other chronic diseases. The current disease based approach to care has neglected the treatment of pain with little or no...

Assessing the Impact of Policy Interventions for Problematic Prescription Opioid Use and Related Harms at a Population Level

2010/11 • $200,000 • PI,CO,Other
Severe and chronic pain (SCP) is a major chronic disease problem in Canada. While prescription opioid analgesic (POA)-based SCP care can be effective and has been expanded in Canada in recent years, POA-related harms and problems - e.g., POA-related misuse, morbidity and mortality - has become a...

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